Google Assistant will soon let you send and receive payments

Angelica Greene
May 27, 2017

Of course, all those phones combined account for less than 1% of Android handsets that are now in use. Today, Google announced a few more changes to its payments business - including an expansion of Android pay, new loyalty features for merchants, and more. Yesterday at I/O we took another step and introduced Google Play Protect, an always-on set of security services that are created to provide more peace of mind to IT managers, employees and all users. Included on that list are Android O's new notifications, the updated settings interface, new quick-settings available on icons, and more. You'll also be able to see past requests you've made in the text conversation view.

There is a new configuration of Android - an initiative for entry-level Android devices. The company is also making sure that its own apps, like Chrome and Gboard, will do the same.

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"Part of Android's mission is to bring computing to everyone", Google said in its blog post.

Mobile operating system Android received a big security makeover Wednesday with the introduction of Google Play Protect.

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Android Go will ship sometime in 2018 for all devices that have a RAM size thats 1GB or less.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai explained that there would be a gradual shift of Google's focus from being a mobile-first company to an "AI-first company".

Always working in the background, it scans applications for viruses and will be automatically installed on all Android phones that have Google Play on board.

Android O Developer Preview was out in March but Google has warned the non-developers not to run it because it was an early release and bugs were expected everywhere.

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